Editor’s Picks: Best Free Online Tools # 1

Promote Your Site | December 15th 2011

The web is full of helpful tools and apps for business owners. Some of the most useful ones are actually available for free. But how do you find all those awesome tools? Easy! Just follow the Wix Twitter list for free online business tools.

In this list, you can find a wealth of free tools to help you start, manage, maintain and promote your business. By following this list, you can also get great tips, feature updates, discounts, and ask for support when needed.  The list will not show on your regular Twitter feed so there’s no need to worry about your feed cluttering up. You’ll only see updates when you want them by clicking on your ‘Lists’ tab.

To make sure you get the best out of the list, we will do a weekly highlight of three tools and introduce you to their features and services. Let’s get right to it!

Oh! And if you feel there’s some great tool we’ve overlooked please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

 ifttt

 

Free Online Business Tools - ifttt

This innovative tool automates your online actions by following a simple formula: “if this than that” (ifttt) . All you need to do is set your tasks, ifttt will do all the rest. For instance:

1. Every time you’re tagged on Facebook, the photo will be sent to your Dropbox (“if this than that”).

2. Receive a text message with every new comment made to your blog post (“if this than that”).

3. Get an email if tomorrow’s forecast calls for rain (“if this than that”).

ifttt dozen’t only save you time by creating these online shortcuts, it also gives you numerous ideas on how to connect different platforms in ways you never would have thought about. Beware, it’s addictive.

 Survey Monkey

 

Free Online Business Tools –  Survey MonkeyCollecting  feedback is a critical part of any business operation, and Survey Monkey lets you easily create surveys and analyze the results.

Depending on the purpose of your survey, Survey Monkey can propose a list of insightful questions. Whether you are measuring your employees’ satisfaction or analyzing your customers’ shopping habits – the questions bank can help you out.

Survey Monkey makes it easy for you to share and promote your survey on different platforms. When the results are in, you can create reports, export them and analyze the data to maximize the knowledge you gain.

 Google Webmaster Tools

 

Free Online Business Tools – Google Webmaster Tools

An important tool for SEO that gives you information on how Google is reading your site. Among other things, Webmaster Tools show you information on your backlinks, the search queries that lead to your site and errors in the crawling process of your site. Using this tool regularly can significantly increase your visitors rate.

Here’s a great guide to Google Webmaster Tools that will help you get the most of this tool.




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